I’ve been called a slew of terrible names (too inappropriate to list here). I’ve been excluded at the workplace and made to feel like I wasn’t good enough. I’ve been told to my face that the only reason I am successful is because I’m young and have big boobs.
Sounds like a mysogynistic nightmare, right?
Except that all of that hatred and anger came from other women. I don’t think that a man has ever verbally assaulted me. But women have. And they still DO. We think of gossip and competition as a phenomenon of high school mean girls. Unfortunately, I see it more now with women in the workplace and in my social circles than I ever did in high school.
Recently I had a client who came to me after a tough breakup. She was relieved the relationship had ended and had started a great friendship with her ex.… Read the rest